Hafner and Hochstrasser (A Firm), Regina (on the Application of) v Australian Securities and Investments Commission: Admn 5 Mar 2008

The Commission renewed its application for a review of a decision on their request for judicial assistance in obtaining evidence from the firm. The firm had produced confidential documents to the court, and not disclosed to the Commission.
Held: The decision of the defendant court was based on an unsound appraisal of the law, and the matter would be remitted for reconsideration. The parties had agreed a way forward and it ws unclear why the court had not gone long with it.
[2008] EWHC 524 (Admin)
Crime (International Co-Operation) Act 2003, European Connevtion on Human Rights 8
England and Wales
CitedNiemietz v Germany ECHR 16-Dec-1992
A lawyer complained that a search of his offices was an interference with his private life.
Held: In construing the term ‘private life’, ‘it would be too restrictive to limit the notion of an ‘inner circle’ in which the individual may live his . .
CitedRegina v Southampton Crown Court ex parte J and P 21-Dec-1992
A special material warrant was quashed, partly because it was too widely drawn. It was suspected that there had been thefts from the solicitor’s firms client account. Watkins LJ discussed the need for a judge to give reasons for a decision under . .
CitedZ v Finland ECHR 25-Feb-1997
A defendant had appealed against his conviction for manslaughter and related offences by deliberately subjecting women to the risk of being infected by him with HIV virus. The applicant, Z, had been married to the defendant, and infected by him with . .
CitedFunke v France ECHR 25-Feb-1993
M. Funke successfully challenged his conviction for failing to provide documents which the customs authorities had demanded of him, on the grounds that his rights under Article 6 had been infringed: ‘The Court notes that the customs secured Mr. . .

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Updated: 07 February 2021; Ref: scu.266961